FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 12, 2014
Lopez Statement on Passage of the 2014-2016 Biennial Budget
RICHMOND – Delegate Lopez (D-Arlington) released the following statement on the passage of the 2014-2016 Biennial Budget by the Virginia General Assembly:
I am deeply disappointed with the budget passed by the General Assembly today. In addition to turning away billions of dollars in federal funding to expand health care coverage to 400,000 hard working, low-income uninsured Virginians, this budget makes drastic cuts to core services such as affordable housing, public education, first responders, and higher education. I could not in good conscience vote for a budget that so drastically deviates from the values and priorities of my district.
Voted the “Best Public Servant of 2013” by the readers of the Arlington Sun Gazette, Delegate Alfonso Lopez is a lifelong Democrat with over 20 years of experience on issues critical to the people of Northern Virginia. Over the past decade, Alfonso has served our community as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, an appointee in the Obama Administration, and as a trusted advisor to Governor Kaine on federal issues in Washington. For more visit AlfonsoLopez.org